OBITUARY

Catherine A Anzicek

August 15, 1937March 31, 2011

Catherine Anzicek, 73, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on March 31, 2011, surrounded by loved ones. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Leo Anzicek, brothers Peter Anzicek, Stanley Anzick, Edward Anzek, and sisters Mary Buncic, Frances Bittner, and Sr. Mary Dorothy (Elizabeth) Anzicek. She is survived by her brother Leo Anzicek and sister Dorothy Perlik, many loving nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Catherine was born and raised in Kansas City, KS. She attended Holy Family Grade School and Bishop Ward High School, graduating in 1955. Catherine was a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, KS teaching elementary school in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, California, and Missouri. While teaching in Lakewood, CO, she was also the Director of Religious Education at St. Bernadette Parish. After leaving the community, Catherine worked for Mountain Bell Telephone in Denver, CO, and AT&T in Orlando, FL, for 15 years. Returning to Kansas City, MO in 1990 she was employed as Director of Religious Education at St. Therese Parish for 20 years. She retired in 2008 and continued to volunteer her services to the parish. Catherine was a beloved sister, aunt, teacher, and friend to all. Some of Catherine's proudest moments were experiencing the love and support of her brothers and sisters. She celebrated the accomplishments of all of her nieces and nephews, experiencing every wedding, birthday, and birth with joy and love. Catherine never missed a birthday, always sending a card and loving message to her family. Her proudest career accomplishment was working with adults, parents, and children in their Catholic Faith Development. Visitation will take place, Tuesday, April 5, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. followed by Rosary Service at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation and funeral will be at St. Therese Parish, Parkville, MO, burial in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St. Therese Parish, for the Catherine Anzicek Memorial Fund. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcgilleyantiochchapel.com. McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas city, MO 64119, 816-453-7700

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 6, 2011
REMEMBERING

Catherine A Anzicek

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Gina (Smith) Sallman

April 6, 2011

Catherine was an amazing faithfilled woman of God. She had such an impact on many many families on their faith journeys. Some of my favorite memories include her and my father talking outside of RE classes when I was younger. She always had time to listen, offer advice and pray for you. I have always held her example of faith close to my heart, because now, many years later, I am a Director of Youth Formation. We have all lost a very amazing person and friend. Let us live by the example of faith, compassion, loyalty, and friendship that Catherine modeled so beautifully for all of us. I will hold you in my heart forever Catherine!

Gina (Smith) Sallman

April 6, 2011

Catherine was a huge part of the faith development of many families and children. She had a huge impact on my family's life...and mine. I have many treasured memories of her. I am now a Director of Youth Formation and I have to give her credit for a piece of my faith life and career....she was such a wonderful example of faith, compassion, empathy, and joy! I will miss you Catherine!

April 5, 2011

We enjoyed celebrating many Christmas Eve's at Dorothy's house and Easter Sunday's at the Perlik's house with Aunt Catherine. She was a very kind, thoughtful person. We are blessed to have known her. Lara, Todd, Tanner and Kathryn.

Amy Horton

April 5, 2011

I first met Catherine about 10 years ago. She was my adult RE teacher. I LOVED her classes. She had such a wonderful sense of humor and very easily kept everyone's attention. I enjoyed chatting with her for the years to follow when we ran into each other at STS. She is just one of those special people you come across in life that you will not forget. She made a difference in so many lives. I will miss her.
Blessings,

Barbara Guinn

April 4, 2011

I would like to thank the Anzicek family for the gift of Catherine to the parish of St. Therese.
My fondest memory with Catherine is my daughter's First Communion Day. Just before the Mass began, Catherine told my daughter that she should carry the decanter of wine down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony. I was so afraid there would be an accident with the wine. All went well, and I was so proud. This memory is 15 years old, but still very fresh to me.
Every ceremony I ever saw Catherine plan, was lovely.
Catherine was a great lady and always kind to me and my family.

April 4, 2011

We would like to extend our sympathy to Catherine's family. We met Catherine at St Therese when Jim attended the RE program. Every time we saw Catherine at mass, Jim made it a point to give and get a hug from Catherine. It was a pleasure to have known Catherine and she will be missed.
Jim and Johniann Vitatoe

Cindi Kennaley

April 4, 2011

I was "Miss Catherine's" Head Gopher/Worker Bee in the Wednesday night RE program (early session) for 8 years. She certainly could cut an imposing figure for students "cutting up" in the back row at mass -- but she was the one those same kids turned to when they needed a listening ear -- or a bandaid. She was a softie! The kids knew. She always had a picture of her nieces and nephews and a story to go along with it. She was so proud of her family! She was teasable and so very, very kind. There must've been a program that needed running in Heaven...God knew just who to call. :)

April 4, 2011

Please accept my sincere sympathy at the death of Catherine. Know that the family will be remembered in my prayers. May God bless and console you.

Sister Mary Laura Huddleston, SCL

Kellie Obico

April 4, 2011

Catherine was such a wonderful person. I loved her so much and while she was in charge of Religious Education at St. Therese I enjoyed working with her and getting to know her. Love and Prayers to the family. Catherine will be greatly missed but I know is watching over all of us in Heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY